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Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh

The Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian, is one of Edinburgh’s most iconic landmarks. Standing proudly at the West End of Princes Street, this former Victorian railway building hotel nestles in the shadow of the imposing Edinburgh Castle. Its reputation for style and excellence has attracted international visitors and notable personalities for over one hundred years. ‘The Caley’ – as it is affectionately known among Edinburgh locals – has embodied the very best in Scottish hospitality at its finest.

Rooms : 251 Bedrooms and Suites   Type : Couples, Corporate, City Break

OVERVIEW

Built in 1903, Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian hotel is proudly set above what was once a grand Victorian railway.

With generations of experience in delivering warm Scottish hospitality, this luxury Edinburgh hotel boasts an array of modern amenities and facilities within an iconic, historic building.

Swim laps in the luxurious indoor pool, stay active with a personal trainer in the fitness centre, or simply relax in the bubbling whirlpool. With a soothing sauna, steam room and Guerlain Spa, this Edinburgh hotel provides an elegant refuge of rest and relaxation.

Situated only a few steps from Princes Street Gardens, this luxury Edinburgh hotel looks upon the majestic castle that dominates Edinburgh’s picturesque skyline.

Enjoy a central location close to Edinburgh’s most popular attractions, unique boutiques and lively Edinburgh nightlife, Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • City Centre location overlooking Edinburgh Castle
  • Walking distance from Edinburgh tourist attractions
  • Guerlain Spa
  • Two Galvin Brothers Restaurants

ACCOMMODATION

The Caledonian has 241 spacious rooms and suites, all done in sleek and smoky blues and grays, perfect to rest and recharge. Many of the rooms and suites come with castle views.

DINING

Grazing by Mark Greenaway

Eat in the casual and welcoming environment created by award-winning chef Mark Greenaway. The menu, which reflects the laidback ‘grazing’ concept, showcases a mix of traditional, modern and sharing plates. Always incorporating locally sourced ingredients with unique concept dishes created by Mark.

Chef Mark Greenaway is an ambassador for Scotland Food and Drink. His commitment and drive place him in the very top tier of Scottish chefs. Mark’s first cookbook, ‘Perceptions’, received the ‘Best in the World’ award at The Gourmand Cookbook Awards in 2017.

Peacock Alley

Peacock Alley is located within the impressive lobby lounge. Enjoy an indulgent afternoon tea or sip custom cocktails and unwind at the end of a busy day with a cool evening drink.

Enjoy an exciting look into the hotel’s Victorian past at this destination Edinburgh bar and restaurant. In homage to the grand Caledonian Railway, formerly located beneath the hotel, the historic Caledonian station clock is situated above the restaurant.

The Caley Bar

Inspired by the timeless heritage of the Caledonian Railway, this destination Edinburgh bar offers an historic tribute to the luxury hotel’s Victorian past. The Caley Bar presents a warm, inviting ambiance to savour pre-diner drinks and sip on custom cocktails or explore the 100 whiskies, from hidden gems and rare bottles to popular and well-known brands.

ACTIVITIES

 

EDINBURGH

Edinburgh is a breathtaking city with many bars, theatres and museums. Guest can visit the famous Edinburgh Castle which is within walking distance from the Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh will certainly be a memorable visit.

If you don’t want to venture out of the hotel, you can enjoy the amazing spa :-

Guerlain Spa

From exquisite, custom-built Guerlain cabins to our exclusive use of Guerlain products and techniques, every aspect of the Guerlain Spa is designed to relax the body and mind, promoting inner well-being and balance.

LOCATION

Located on Princes Street in central Edinburgh, the hotel overlooks Edinburgh Castle.


 

 

HOLIDAY IDEAS / SAMPLE ITINERARIES

See below some itinerary ideas that can include the Waldof Astoria – The Caledonian.

A Capital Adventure: London & Edinburgh

Scotland – A Destination Showcase

Family Tattoo Adventure

  • "The Caley Bar is an institution and is a must when staying in Edinburgh"

    Holly Tobin

  • "Perfect location and a spectacular view"

    Holly Tobin

 

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Rooms : 145 Bedrooms and Suites   Type : Couples, Family, City Breaks


Gregans Castle Hotel

Gregans Castle Hotel is an oasis of comfort and genuine Irish hospitality with breath-taking views across Galway Bay. It is the ultimate luxurious and decadent hideaway idyllically situated overlooking the unique Burren landscape. The elegant bedrooms, antiques, modern art, turf fires, candlelight and garden flowers add to the indulgently relaxing atmosphere. Guests have included J.R.R Tolkien, who is said to have been influenced by the Burren when writing The Lord of the Rings, as well as other revered artists such as Seamus Heaney and Sean Scully.

Rooms : 21 Bedrooms and Suites.  Type : Couples, Families, Outdoor Active


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Sleeps: 20  Bedrooms: 11 Bathrooms: 6

Type: Seclusion, Mindfulness, Celebration, Family

Features & Activities: Boating, fishing, kayaking, rural

Location: Loch Moidart, off the West Coast of Scottish Highlands

Those Looking For: Time to reconnect, get off the grid and re-energise

 

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